YWCA Job Openings: Come work with us
Thank you for your interest in a position with YWCA of Asheville. If you’re passionate about eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all, we want you on our team! Here individuals can make a difference, and we seek those who share our values to support our mission. Check out the current YWCA job openings below.
The YWCA of Asheville Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, in compliance with and as required by federal and state law, all applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age or disability.
Title: Teacher (ELP, EHS & NC Pre-K) – Full Time (40 hours)
Reports to: Director of Early Learning Program (ELP)
Full Time Benefits:
- Health Benefits
- Free Gym/Aquatics Membership
- 10 Paid Holidays
- Child Care Discount
Position Summary: Provide a successful, safe and supervised educational setting for students in the ELP, Head Start, &/or NC Pre-K environment (classroom, outdoor play area, and field trips). Develop individual goals for children, provide on-going assessment on progress and facilitate transition into other pre-school settings. Support parents in their role as primary caretakers and educators of their children and encourage their involvement in all aspects of the program. Maintain on-going contact with families and work with all other components (health, nutrition, family services, mental health, special services, parent education and resource/referral) to integrate services into the family setting. Ensure the program is meeting goals of excellence set by the Director of Early Learning Program. The position is full-time, year-round, benefits eligible and non-exempt.
Mission Alignment: Communicates and appeals to people of all ethnicities, creeds, sexual orientations, gender expressions, incomes, lived experiences, and other identities with consistent intentionality and kindness. Contributes to a compassionate YWCA community by exhibiting respect; a healthy, balanced lifestyle; honesty; integrity; non-violence; collaboration; justice; and fairness.
- NC Early Childhood Credentials + 6 SH in Early childhood coursework or willing to obtain
- Infant/Toddler Certificate; Preschool Certificate: Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education preferred
Minimum 6 months experience or educational equivalency
- CPR and First Aid Certification
- CRC Background check letter
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Works together with Lead Teacher to produce the curriculum for each day and to provide a schedule for the class ensuring that curriculum guidelines and requirements established by the center are met. Ensures that the daily schedule is followed by children and volunteers.
- Stays up-to-date on and implements rules and regulations regarding health, safety, and cleanliness for a five-star- rated child care center and ensures that all regulations are followed by all adults in the assigned classroom, including volunteers and floaters.
- Stays up-to-date on the latest theories and best practices for promoting language, cognitive, social and emotional, and physical development for children in the assigned classroom.
- Works together with the Lead Teacher to ensure that administrative tasks are accomplished each day. These tasks include providing daily statistics to the Early Learning Program Coordinator, the Nutrition Coordinator and ensuring that other documentation on each child is complete, timely, and accurate, per state licensing and CACFP meal service record keeping requirements.
- Works with the Lead Teacher to direct volunteers in the classroom ensuring compliance with all regulations and also ensuring a quality experience for the volunteer. Reports any difficulty with volunteers to the Director.
- Interacts appropriately with parents when present in the classroom; ensures that parents are informed of children’s daily activities, health concerns, eating habits, and other areas of interest to the family. Takes note of parents’ information on the child and communicates any health or wellness concerns to the Director of Early Learning Program.
- Communicates YWCA ELP policies to parents as needed.
- Models positive behavior for children according to the culture and mission of the YWCA, including non-violent speech and action and respect for all.
- Participates actively and positively in the YWCA’s initiatives toward reducing childhood obesity; acts as a role model and provides positive guidance to children toward trying new foods, appropriate table manners, and the enjoyment of exercise. Encourages good nutrition according to the latest nutrition guidelines and promotes a positive attitude toward learning health habits.
- Takes and active part in all department trainings and staff meetings called by the Director of Early Learning Program.
- Works as part of a team to maintain accurate written/electronic records, including assessments, special education documentation, screening instruments, anecdotal observations, documents for transition to public school and parent/teacher conference and other required forms.
- Works as part of a team of two teachers in the assigned classroom. May be required to assume the role of ‘lead teachers to facilitate leadership and responsibility in each classroom. This role may shift from one to the other member of each team of teachers.
- Assume other duties as assigned by the Lead Teacher, Director of Early Learning Program or Program Coordinators.
- Participate in regularly scheduled YWCA team meetings.
- Assists with conducting regular assessments, and/or conferences for purposes of assessment and support, and to share information on parenting, educational strategies, and classroom progress.
- Works with the Lead Teacher to perform two parent/teacher conferences yearly. (Home visits may be required for EHS and NC PreK programs)
- Works as part of a team to assess individual and group needs, attending to special needs, specific interests, strengths and concerns.
- Helps develop balanced daily plans, which are developmentally appropriate, and address each child’s specific strengths and needs.
- Helps establish weekly goals, which will promote individual and group educational plans and include other programming components.
- Assists with gathering classroom materials and supplies to support daily plans; change materials in learning centers as needed.
- Helps adapt curriculum to address and meet individual goals for children as identified in their individualized education plans.
- Provides excellent customer service, ensuring that all members and participants at the YWCA are welcomed, provided with accurate and complete information, and shown respect and appreciation. Willingly and responsibly facilitates solutions to problems presented by staff, members, and participants.
- Attends training assigned by the YWCA administration.
- Assumes other responsibilities appropriate for the position as requested by the YWCA administration.
- Will work with a culturally and economically diverse population of YWCA members, participants, and staff members.
- Is responsible for knowing all conditions of employment, including the contents of the YWCA staff policy manual.
- Maintains confidentiality at all times regarding information about participants and colleagues.
- Works in direct proximity with children and will be exposed to childhood illnesses.
- Will spend a part of each day supervising and participating in outdoor play at all times of the year.
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: will stand for long periods of time; may occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes; will be expected to participate in the demands required when working with children under the age of 6 such as bending, lifting, diapering, floor play, leading fitness activities.
- Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs.
*For Getting Ahead Alumni*
POSITION TITLE: Getting Ahead Co-Facilitator- Part Time
DEPARTMENT: Women’s Empowerment
REPORTS TO: Getting Ahead Coordinator
The Getting Ahead Co-Facilitator plays a vital role in ensuring Getting Ahead groups go smoothly and participants get the most possible out of their experiences. Below are some of the requirements of a Getting Ahead Co-Facilitator. This position requires virtual engagement. Current Full time YWCA employees may not apply.
- Participate in group as co-investigator
- Assist in making sure all participants are on the meeting (using Zoom platform)
- Gather resources and make copies for groups as needed
- Contact participants as needed to check on absences or follow-up after group completion
- Help participants who miss group catch up with the rest of the group/share material that is missed with participants as needed
- Assist participants with individual assignments during group
- Meet with GA Coordinator regularly to check in regarding group progress and participants
- Fill in for GA facilitator if she has to miss group
- Assist GA Coordinator with record maintenance for all GA groups
- Attend online GA facilitator training as available and affordable
- Assist GA Coordinator with GA Alumni Reunions
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
- Must honor strict confidentiality guidelines
- Must be encouraging to all participants and treat each with dignity and respect
- Must be willing to share positive and negative feedback with GA facilitator
- Must be prompt
- Must be a Getting Ahead graduate
HOURS OF WORK: Must be available for at least 4 hours every Monday and Wednesday for virtual conferencing. The GA Co-Facilitator will be expected to assist the GA Coordinator for 3 weeks before the 8 week session begins and 2 weeks after it ends, for a total of 13 weeks.
STARTING WAGE RANGE: $11.00/hour
How to Apply: Submit your cover letter and resume to email@example.com